A model of an open wagon operated by the Tollemache Pulverised Coal Company and fitted with a ridged cover to ensure the powder product is not lost in transit.Pulverised coal could be made to behave much like a fluid, so could be pumped and sprayed into furnace, allowing a very high rate of steam generation to be achieved. This system is still used in large coal-fired powerstations.
Plain black and unlettered rectangular oil or tar tank wagon carrying RCH commuted charge markings for shunting and empty haulage.
A completely new OOÂ model of the rectangular type tank wagonÂ from Dapol. This model is painted in the red colours used by Smith & Forrest of Manchester.
A detailed model of a 7 plank open coal wagon operated by John Bennet & Co., owners of the Cam & Huntingford flour mills.This model uses Dapols' new tooling with 9-feet wheelbase chassis, metal wheels and NEM coupler pockets.
F Warren and Company were coal merchants in London during the later part of the 19th century, the firm merging with the company of fellow merchant Thomas Coote to form Coote & Warren in 1908.
The Oxford Rail model is a standard RCH design 12-Ton mineral wagon following the 1923 standard, which defined the strength and design details for a 7 plank wagon to be built from parts to a standard set of dimensions. The use of RCH parts allowed repairs to be effected quickly using parts irrespective of the manufacturer, keeping wagons on the move and not waiting for parts. RCH 7 plank wagons were the most numerous design of coal wagons built in the UK after 1923 with a universal length of 16'6", width of 8'0" and wheelbase of 9'0". These wagons were of a simple design and employed standard RCH fittings throughout and were originally built as the Oxford Rail model depicts with seven side planks, making an overall body height of 4' 4".
The new Oxford Rail Standard RCH 12 Ton Mineral wagon boasts finely engraved body and underframe detail plus NEM couplings.
A detailed model of a 5 plank open coal wagon operated by Chesterfield based colliery agent Nathanial Atrill.
A nicely detailed model of a 5 plank open coal wagon operated by the Radstock, North Somerset colliery group comprising the Writhlington, Kilmersdon and Foxcote collieries. This wagon has a large letter W on the door, believed to indicate the wagon should be returned empty to the Writhlington colliery yard.Radstock was served by the Great Western and Somerset & Dorset (Midland/LMS & LSWR/SR) railways, providing the colliery companies with direct access to a wide range of market destinations.
Detailed model of a slope-sided steel mineral wagon operated by the Boston Deep Sea Fishing company.This company had operated private owner wagons to supply coal for the Boston fishing fleet for many years. The wagons would also occasionally visit other ports when one of the Boston boats had called in after following the fish around the coast.The slope sided 16-ton steel minerals were a private venture design by wagon builders Charles Roberts. A number of private owners purchased wagons to this design, the steel construction being expected to have a longer service life and lower maintenance demands than wood bodied wagons.
5 plank open coal wagon in the livery of Alfred Jukes.
Model of a 4 plank open wagone operated by Stoneycombe from Newton Abbot, Devon.
Hornby 2015 Conflat & Container Wagon - R6717
Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 33-179B Shaka Salt 10-Ton Covered Salt Wagon WeatheredDuring the steam era the salt companies operated a fleet of simple, ridge-roofed wagons designed to provide wetaher protection for the products while being transported by rail.The wagons were based on the RCH 7 or 8 plank open wagon design, usually with cupbaord type doors in place of the coal wagon drop flap door, with extended ends forming an end gable supporting the roof ridge. Due to their specialist service these wagons were not pooled and continued as privately owned wagons into the British Railways period.This model is finished as a wagon in service with the Shaka Salt company and has a heavily weathered finish, typical of wagons running in the years after WW2 and into the 1950s.Eras 3-5, 1923-1966.
A nicely detailed model of the 10-ton covered salt wagon with crisply printed lettering.
These covered wagons with a distinctive peaked roof delivered bulk salt across the British railway network.
Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 37-072 5 Plank Open Wagon W.H.Wallis & Company.A detailed model of a 5 plank private owner open wagon operated by W.H.Wallis & compan of Evesham, Worcestershire.Era 3. 1923-1947
Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 37-115 7 Plank Fixed Ends Open Coal Wagon ICI Chance & Hunt Ltd. Oldbury.Model announced 2016. Price to be advised.A detailed model of a 7 plank private owner open wagon with fixed ends operated by the Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in connection with Chance & Hunt Ltds' chemical works at Oldbury.Era 3. 1923-1947
Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 38-604 Worthington 21-Ton Grain Hopper Wagon GreyRequiring large quantities and steady supplies of grain several of the large brewers updated their rail wagon fleets with current British Railways design wagons in the 1950s. This wagon is a standard BR 21-ton grain hopper wagon built to an order from Worthingtons Breweries and painted in light grey livery.This is a new model by Bachmann creating an accurate and highly detailed model of these distinctive wagons.Era 5 1957-1966
Model of an iron bodied covered box van in the livery of BPCM, the British Portland Cement Manfacturers.Cement required to be kept perfectly dry to ensure it arrived in usable condition. Metal bodied vans provided a much greater level of wetaher protection than wooden bodied wagons and the cement companies purchased small fleets of these vans.
The Minera lime company operated a fleet of these covered wagons. The peaked roof of these wagons was quite distinctive and cupboard doors are fitted in place of the usual drop-down door used on an open wagon.
Lime is used by farmers to adjust the acidity of soils to provide the best possible balance for the crop they intend to grow, so lime wagons would have been seen visiting many small goods yards across Britain withÂ deliveries for estate farms and local agricultral supply businesses.
Covered lime wagon operated by the Porthywaen Lime Company of Oswestry.
A nicely detailed model of a covered lime wagon in the livery of Peak Lime.These wagons had a distinctive ridged roof, a simple addition to a wagon built to the standard open coal design, which provided weather protection for the load.This model is available with a weathered finish.
Dapol OO Gauge 4F-017-017 Llyncyls Lime Works Covered Lime Wagon 124The peaked roof of these wagons was quite distinctive and cupboard doors are fitted in place of the usual drop-down door used on an open wagon.
Lime is used by farmers to adjust the acidity of soils to provide the best possible balance for the crop they intend to grow, so lime wagons would have been seen visiting many small goods yards across Britain with deliveries for estate farms and local agricultral supply businesses.
Peaked roof covered lime wagon in the brown livery of Ricard Brigs & sons, operators of the Bankfield lime works in Clitheroe. Wagon number 190.
Model of a covered salt van in the livery of Salt Union.
Dapol OO Gauge 4F-018-009 L G W Covered Salt Van
A new version of the peak-roofed salt van painted in an advertising livery promoting the Snowdrift Salt brand.
Dapol OO Gauge 4F-018-023 Salt Van Star Salt No.103
Featuring the distinctive peaked roof these vans were built to provide weather protection for cargo likely to be damaged by rain.
Star Salt of Chester operated this bark red painted van, with their name displayed in yellow lettering to advertise their brand and products to passengers as their wagons travelled the rail network.
A model of a peak-roofed covered salt van in service with Chance and Hunt.Salt required some protection from the weather in transit. The simple solution to this was to provide a peaked roof, fitted to a standard open wagon to keep the rain out. This gave salt wagons a distinctive appearance.
Representing the last years of rail milk tank operation this model carries the blue tank and milk lettering applied by the Milk Marketing Board in the 1970's.
The last regular milk trains ran from Devon and Cornwall to London. These fast and important trains were often entrusted to the powerful Western class diesel hydraulics until that class was replaced by class 47 and 50 locomotives in the mid-70's.
Dapol OO Gauge 4F-031-019 United Dairies 6 Wheel Milk Tank Wagon
Dapol have produced an excellent model of the distinctive 6-wheel milk tank wagons introduced in the 1930s for bulk milk delivery to city bottling plants.
Specially built to run at express passenger train speeds these tanks worked a daily round trip from country dairies to Britain's major cities and back and could be coupled to mainline passenger trains for rapid forwarding.
Ideal for branch lines as 'tail traffic' on the branch passenger train and as an interesting mainline express train variation.
Dapol OO Gauge 4F-031-029 Co-op Milk 6 wheel express milk tank wagon 165
Rectangular tank wagon in the slate grey colours of Clare & Co., a Liverpool based chemicals company.
This wagon is fitted with metal wheels and NEM coupler pockets.
A neatly detailed 5-plank open wagon in the slate grey livery of the Cliffe Hill Granite Co. based in Markfield, near Leicester. The company painted it's wagons to advertise their products to the travelling public. This wagon carries an advert for paving stone, one of many uses for the hard wearing granite and details of the company's agents in Mirfield.
Dapol have produced a stone load to represent granite quarried by the Cliffe Hill company.
Dapol OO Gauge 4F-051-025 Pwllheli Granite 5 plank open wagon 82
5 plank open wagon model finished as Pwllheli Granite company wagon 82
This north Wales granite company operated several quarries, listing Minffordd and Gimlet Rock on the sides of their wagons. Granite was extensively used for road building from the Victorian era onwards, blocks of this hard-wearing stone being used by tramway companies to pave their tracks.
5 plank open coal wagon in the livery of the Minera Lime company.Lime manufacture required supplies of limestone and coal to fire the kilns. As local supplies were used up raw material had to be sourced from quarries and collieries farther away and several lime companies owned a small fleet of open wagons to ensure the kilns were kept running.
Featuring all new tooling including a 9-feet wheelbase wood frame style chassis this wagon carries the red livery of Stevens &Co. a large firm of coal merchants and factors based in Oxford.
Stevens were a large firm who grew their business by taking over locations and business from other coal merchants as they wished to sell up or retire. The company operated from locations all across the Midlands and home counties, having several depots in Gloucestershire and Warwickshire.
Featuring Dapols' new 9-feet wheelbase wood rame chassis with NEM coupler pockets.
Model of a 5-plank open coal wagon as operated by coal merchant Marshall of Blair Atholl.
We believe this model will be Black Park Colliery, Ruabon wagon number 825.Photo to follow when available.
This model features the new Dapol 7-plank open wagon body with fixed ends and 9-feet wheelbase chassis incorporating NEM coupler mounting pockets.
This model replicates wagon 17 in the fleet of Somerset coal merchant Small & Son. This was a family concern which grew to deal in farm produce and supplies as well as coal, describing their business as coal, corn, forage & lime merchants. Depots were operated in Taunton, Tiverton Junction, Thornfalcon (Chard branch) and Norton (Fitzwarren), serving the rural and aggricultral communities of West Somerset and North Devon.
Dapol OO 4F-090-104 9 Plank 2o-ton Open Wagon Gas Light & Coke Co.A nice model of a 20-ton capacity wooden body coal wagon in the grey livery of The Gas Light & Coke Co. wagon number 763.These long wheelbase wagons had two drop doors fitted each side, plus bottom hatch doors. The larger wagon body offered a higher load capacity than short-wheelbase wagons (20 tons compared to 10/12 tons) with only a small increase in empty tare weight. 20-ton wagons were particularly useful for consumers of large quantities of coal like gas and electric power plants.
Oxford Rail & Golden Valley Hobbies OO Gauge GV6014 Pack of 3 British Petroleum 7 Plank Open WagonsPack of 3 7 plank open wagons lettered BP for British Petroleum being produced by Golden Valley Hobbies as a companion to their Janus diesel shunter model. Each wagon will have a different number.
Oxford Rail & Golden Valley Hobbies OO Gauge GV6015 Pack of 3 Port of London Authority (PLA) 7 Plank Open Mineral WagonsPack of 3 7 plank open wagons lettered PLA for Port of London Authority being produced by Golden Valley Hobbies as a companion to their Janus diesel shunter model. Each wagon will have a different number.
Oxford Rail OO Gauge OR76MW4002 R Taylor & Sons, Dundee 4 Plank Open Coal WagonNew model announced by Oxford Rail for 2016 production.Oxford
Rail appear to have choosen the North British Railway 'Jubilee' design
coal wagon with its distinctive heavily braced end door as the prototype
for their 4 plank wagon.this model is finished as wagon 272 in the fleet of R Taylor and Sons Ltd. of Dundee, one of a number of coal companies purchasing these robustly built wagons.
Hornby Railways OO Gauge R6744 North Bitchburn Coal Company Ltd. 4 Plank Open WagonExpected 2017A nicely finished model of a 4 plank open wagon operated by the North Bitchburn Coal Company of Darlington.Wagon number 35.4 plank wagons were built in the early years after the formation of the main rail network in the Victorian era. Usually these wagons carried just 8 tons, a quantity which suited many smaller coal merchants.
Hornby Railways OO Gauge R6747 Walter Burt 5 Plank Open WagonExpected 2017A nicely finished model of a 5 plank open wagon operated by Bournemouth coal merchant Walter Burt.
Hornby Railways OO Gauge R6748 Foster Wilson 5 Plank Open WagonExpected 2017A nicely finished model of a 5 plank open wagon operated by Foster Wilson of Goole.
Hornby Railways OO Gauge R6749 Farndon 5 Plank Open WagonExpected 2017A nicely finished model of a 5 plank open wagon operated by Farndon of Rugby.Wagon no 18
Hornby Railways OO Gauge R6750 Shap Tarred Grantite 5 Plank Open WagonExpected 2017A nicely finished model of a 5 plank open wagon operated by the Shap Tarred Granite company supplying coated roadstone for the making of tarmac road surfaces.Wagon no 354
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